Why I spent over $140,000 in Personal Growth and Development..
This week I signed up for my 3rd coaching mentorship/ personal development this year ( since Jan). I have spent over $60,000 in training over the past year alone and over $80,000 in the 5 years leading up to my biz.
I share this because I am not rich.
I have not had this money set aside for training.
I do not live with a man who brings in a second income. And I do not have family support and never have. I have been on my own since I was 18.
I am committed. That is all. I am a 2 feet in kinda gal.
I want this. I deserve this. I will make it and I will serve millions because I know my purpose and I believe in my mission very, very deeply. This is really the only reason why I KNOW I will thrive.
What I see consistently with coaches is that the focus become so heavily concentrated on the "outer tools" that the inner resources never have a chance to unfold, never have an opportunity to develop and create a solid base.
The mentor I am working with now said something to me that I will never forget- and its something I know in my soul because its been my experience.… I asked him why he wasn't asking me a million questions about my business out of the gate- like, he didn't ask any details about the work I really did on our first meeting!
His response was, " Because I don't work with businesses, I work with people. I don't care about the business- I care about you- what YOU are doing."
Hello! Yes! If you work on yourself, your business will grow. period. best personal development out there is to start a biz..but only if you step in with both feet. Making the decision to do this is the hardest part when you are new..after you really make this decision- the rest is history.
I don't think we should be running around buying this program and that workshop- not at all. But I think if you are in business and you are not ALWAYS working on yourself in some capacity, you are inevitably moving backwards- not forwards. This is why my coaching programs ALL offer a personal component.
If we are not doing our own "work" as coaches- how can we expect our clients to?
Im committed to the conscious coaching model, being present for personal development and real change- because I want results. My own, for my clients and for my colleagues as well.
Would love to hear your thoughts :)
In Unity and Freedom,